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president says "barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great mill tare leaders of our generation. hailing from westpoint. general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized the service the dallesty creed that served our great nation through this trying natural crises. a good and decent man and a good friend. barbara and i send our condolences to his from our family. this from president george h.w. bush ailing in the hospital but speaking out in his statement about the passing of general schwarzkopf. general scales, are you still with us by phone? did we lose him? we will try to get him back. tonight, general norman schwarzkopf. i apologize i'm being told some direction here as we try to get our guest back. we are bringing you this news as we are first learning it. i just read to you the statement from president h.w. bush. operation desert shield and storm. deployments of u.s. forces were the largest since the vietnam war and the impact that his military leadership had on this country tremendous. the loss being felt across the pentagon and those who have both se
is mourning the loss of a decorated war hero. retired general norman schwarzkopf passed away at his home in tampa. he is known as stormin norman and the bear gained national attention in 1991 when he led operation desert storm. that was to overthrow iraqi forces out of kuwait and that's what he did. he also fought in vietnam where he earned three silver stars three bronze stars and two purple hearts. after returning from the persian gulf, then president george h.w. bush presented him with a met a -- medal of honor. president bush released a statement calling him a true american patriot and one of the greatest military leaders in his generation. dead at 78. >>> former president george hwbush offered his condolences from the hospital because he is still in the icu. the 88-year-old is treated for a fever. he's been in the hospital for more than a month after first coming down with bronchitis. his chief of staff sent supporters a note reading president bush ask people to put their harps back in the closet. president bush's family is confident he will be out of intensive care very soon. >>> s
for an unbearable number of child funerals and as thousands rally in that small new england town to mourn and pray, we are also learning more about the victims and the details are devastating. nbc's danielle lee is live in newtown with more on their stories. danielle, given the ages of these children alone, it is just heartbreaking. >> reporter: alex it is just so heartbreaking. .i just got back from visiting sandy hook elementary on the other side of this park here and just about everywhere you go in and out of the town center, a long line of cars filled with people coming in to pay their respec respects many with tear in their eyes. there is just so much loss, hard to imagine the sad innocence this tight-knit community. the deep pain is cementing in on the faces of those who lost their babies. 6 and 7-year-olds, like emelie parker, brutally killed by an assault-style rifle. >> my daughter, emilie, would be one of the first ones to be standing and giving her love and support to all those victims, because that's the type of person that she is. >> reporter: friends of teacher vicki soto shared tear
is now recovering from an apparent case much severe mourning sickness. the royal palace is several hours at kate's bedside today. the palace reports she is still getting treatment but is feeling better which explains his smiles. and the head of the future royal baby britain's deputy prime minister pledged to change a succession law to guarantee the child has equal rights to the throne regardless of its gender. if a traveling circus technically owned your newborn, you might get emotional, too. next, a possible custody battle over this thing. with the fidelity stock screener, you can try strategies from independent experts and see wh criteria they use. such as a 5% yield on dividend-paying stocks. then you can customize the strategies and narrow down to exactly those stocks you want to follow. i'm mark allen of fidelity investments. the expert strategies feature is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. >> shepard: there is a newborn elephant at the zoo that actually belongs to a traveling circus. breeding deal
questions about why there wasn't more secure around ambassador stevens and all mourn the loss of that there will be investigations on whether or not there was appropriate security provided him. but the larger issue in libya it is moving right direction much better off o. qaddafi and that would not have happened without president obama's leadership. i think freedom is actually on the march around the globe. things are moving forward in many countries. more than half the world's democratic america is actually respected more. those who don't believe that are frankly out of touch. and looking backwards. and this isn't an administration. >> laura: how does that effect us. when we have such a slow recovery or anemic recovery, whatever you want to call it it, we simply don't have -- i'm just making objective comment whether it's republican or democrat in power. >> dick cheney creating the crisis put that on the docket: it's why we absolutely have to get a budget deal. it's why we have to get our economy back on track. i think that's what the election was about that president obama ju
a statement from his hospital bed -- we mourn the loss of a true american patriot. more than that he was a good and a decent man and a dear friend. joining me by telephone is retired general barry mccaffery, now a msnbc news analyst. you were widely believed to be his favorite general. so tell us about the man that you knew, and for all of us gen-xers and older who got to know him, tell us about his characterizations. >> a good way to set it up, thomas. i think he was a great man. he was ferociously intelligent, sometimes missed that this guy had a genius-level i.q., a bundle of energy, more importantly to us -- a lot of our senior military leaders are good organizers with great energy, but this guy had a sense of strategic understanding of the battlefield, so what's discounted nowadays is that four-day ground victory for the first war, going into it we were dealing with the fourth largest army in the face of the earth that then was pulled apart by u.s. airpower, naval power, but more importantly by schwarzkopf, instead of banging away directly at the enemy and circling the whole for
of fans are mourning the death of the mexican-american singer and reality tv star jenni rivera. what a tragic death. >> another sad story. investigators are trying to determine what caused the plane crash that killed jenni rivera and six others in mexico after a weekend concert there. 43-year-old rivera was one of the top stars of the music called bandi. she sold millions of records and once told cnn how she sold cans for scrap metal at the flea market to help make ends meet. she leaves behind five children. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is said to be doing very well. the 94-year-old leader's hospitalized in pretoria for a medical issue the government says is consistent with his age. 19 years ago today, mandela received the nobel peace prize for his human rights contributions in south africa where he spent 27 years in prison as retribution for fighting racial segregation. >>> mcdonald's says sales are up and it's credited a limiting time offering. the credit bacon cheddar sandwich. the cbo, as it's called, is a big factor, according to the fast food chain, which s
his mother will be mourned by countless australians whose lives she has touched. her energy and personal commitment made our country a more hopeful place and she'll be missed by many. bill: what a life. martha: 77 direct descendants is remarkable. bill: remember the good times, they are all good times. 16 minutes past the hour. an 8-day strike that brought two of the nation's busiest ports to a grinding halt is over. a tentative deal brokered by l.a.'s mayor means the clerks are set to return to work today. >> we took on these challenges and tonight we are able to reach an agreement. my 10,000 long shore workers in the ports of l.a.-long beach will start moving cargo on these ships. bill: this strike had a huge impact on the national economy. these two ports have a 44% of the nation's sea cargo. it includes cars out of japan and china. john fund, coauthor of the book "who's counting." you want a raise? you want a clerical worker? the money is pretty good. $87,000 a year. $105,000 with a compensation package. one of the top u.s. blue collar jobs. >> the outrageous thing about
, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot. more than that, said, president bush, he was a good and decent man and a dear friends. >> he was that and more. andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. >>> a lot of other news to get to this morning. let's head to the news desk. that's where we find natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone. speaking of the former president george h.w. bush, we have an update on his health. good morning to you, janet. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. an e-mail from former president bush's chief of staff is shedding new light on his condition today. it says in part she's confident he will recover. and she says, is he sick? yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet. she goes on to say that mr. bush will likely be in the hospital for a while due to his age and he can use our prayers. natalie, back to you. >> we are sending them. janet, thank you. >>> for the second time this month, a new york man has been pushed to his death i
was the matriarch, of course, of the media family to be with rupert, her son. she's going to be mourned by a lot of people that she helped. >> there were more than 100 -- we were reading 100 charities that she was involved in. >> absolutely. >> even dealing with kids and health and education and all the things. what really inspired her? what drove her? >> it is a remarkable -- 100 organizations. they say countless thousands of individuals that she helped along the way either through those groups or individually dispensing advice, money, you know, helping people out. the work she did with the hospitals was huge. the children's hospital in melbourne, a research center as well. i think it gives the answer to your question was she said when she was 99 she said looking out for people is the most important thing in life and is the most rewarding. happiness, i think, lies in thought for other people and trying to help them. i mean, whenever you think of rupert murdock or whatever else, this was a lovely lady. >> what does she think of her son's endeavors in the media and all the controversy around the
that we don't move in haste and do things we might regret. i hope we let folks mourn and we will look at that. i think it's an individual problem. we have mental illness issues tied into this that are separate, but do impact the situation, obviously. most of my constituents, i don't think i have had anyone to call into my office to say that we should get changes in federal gun laws. host: what is your rating? guest: i have a 100% rating. and i'm a gun owner. i have an 11-year-old and 6- year-old son. we went hunting during pheasant season. it's important that parents train their children in their use and to respect and understand the use of guns if you are going to happen in the home. host: the so-called plan b coming up 4 vote today on the house floor. guest: seems like plan b has become plan c or d, depending on how you look at it, because it was severely amended. i've not seen the final details. an earlier bill that passed the house, the sequester replacement act. here's the issue that bothers me the most in the bill, two things. first, is clearly a tax increase. over the weekend,
mourning the loss of an icon. remembering the messy half of "the odd couple", jack klugman, just ahead. jamie: it is a decades-old tradition. queen elizabeth wishing merry christmas to all of great britain and prayer to remember the message of a born in the manger in bethlehem. >> my prayer that his example and teaching will continue to bring people together to give the best of themselves in service of others. ♪ ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. kelly: merry christmas to all of you. some of hollywood's biggest stars are embracing the true meaning of christmas. harrison ford and melissa gilbert, for example, among big names sporting aprons at l.a.'s skid row, rolling up their sleeves to serve christmas dinner to those in need. they're taking part in the los angeles mission christmas
in houston. he said, quote, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. more than that, he was a good and decent man and dear friend said president bush. mike. >> two great men there, george herbert walker bush, who we wish well and hope he gets in better health today down in the hospital in texas, and general schwartzkopf as you pointed out in that piece, a truly unique military leader as well as a human being. andrea, thank you very much for joining us. >> i was going to say, bh you look at athe two leaders, whether they made all the right decisions or not and compare that to today in washington, it's more troubling and speaks better of what they did in that generation. >> yeah. gene, your thoughts on both men? >> well, my thought on general schwartzkopf is i wonder if he's not the last of a breed. he's an american general who won a pretty good-sized war and won it. that's not the way our warss end now. we axhooef objechieve objective but we leave messy situations in the second iraq war and afghanistan and future comp
during a sad time. as we continue to mourn the loss of our champion, senator dan inouye. dan inouye will always be a legend in hawaii. we will never be -- he will never be replaced. at dan inouye's memorial service in honolulu this past weekend, i was reminded of how many people he touched in hawaii and across the country. we must honor his legacy by working together for the people of hawaii. i thank brian for volunteering for this incredible responsibility. he only learned of his appointment yesterday and did not have any time to spare. so he hopped on air force one and flew straight to washington to be sworn in here today. we need him here now because we are facing a major challenge, one that, regrettably, has been created by congress in our inability to thus far compromise. the looming spending cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff must be fixed within the next five days. thank you, brian, for accepting this challenge. i'm here to help you in any way i can. while there are other talented leaders in hawaii who stepped forward and who would also have been excellent appoi
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